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  1. 1. Fisher believes that human nature is epitomized by
    A. storytelling.
  2. 2. Which of the following is one of the assumptions of the prevailing rational-world paradigm?
    People are essentially rational.
  3. 3. Which of the following is one of the assumptions of the narrative paradigm?
    A. We make decisions on the basis of good reasons.
  4. 4. The ultimate test of narrative coherence is whether or not
    A. the characters act in a reliable manner.
  5. 5. To the extent that the details of the story portray the world we live in, the narrative has
    fidelity.
  6. 6. Fisher believes that stories can be evaluated using the twin tests of narrative
    coherence and fidelity.
  7. 7. According to Fisher, the ideal audience
    is guided by humane values in determining good reasons.
  8. 8. One critic of Fisher's theory charges that his narrative paradigm
    A. cannot explain why religious rhetoric is persuasive.
  9. 9. Which of the following is not one of the values that Fisher believes shapes our logic of good reasons?
    rationality
  10. 10. The narrative paradigm has been criticized because
    the standard of narrative fidelity implies that good stories can only reinforce—rather than challenge—the values of the audience.
  11. 11. Fisher holds that all forms of human communication need to be seen fundamentally as stories.
    True
  12. 12. Fisher maintains that offering good reasons has more to do with telling a compelling story than it does with piling up evidence or constructing a tight argument.
    True
  13. 13. Fisher argues that only a very few types of communication are either purely descriptive or didactic.
    False
  14. 14. The narrative paradigm sees the world as a collection of logical puzzles that we can solve through rational analysis.
    False
  15. 15. According to Fisher, not all stories are equally good.
    True

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